One lesson topic is how to serve Japanese green tea.
A high quality green tea is recommended.
When you use good tea leaves, you can make a few cups of tea, even up to three cups using the same leaves.
You may think that the tea will taste lighter and lighter as it’s repeatedly used.
Amazingly, that doesn’t happen.
The first cup is mild and a bit sweet.
The second cup has a good flavor.
The third cup is bitter and strong. It doesn’t taste so light.
The shop staff members will teach you the techniques in English.
(Pro Tips: These making times and hot water temperatures are important.)
The contents of this lesson may be subject to change.
When you use high quality green tea, you can enjoy eating the remaining leaves after making tea.
They recommend that you put some citrus-flavored soy sauce (ponzu ポン酢) on the wet tea leaves and eat it after making the tea.
You can buy ponzu ポン酢 at many supermarkets in Japan.
Keep in my mind that inexpensive tea leaves are not edible even if you follow the same tip.
Most teas are graded. Try to use the highest quality tea available to you for whichever type you prefer.
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Shop name: Okumuraen おくむら園
This shop is in Tokyo.
Emblem Hostel エンブレムホステル in Tokyo occasionally organizes the green tea making experience event for the guests of the hostel. You can walk there in 15 minutes from the hostel.
You can also directly go to the shop by yourself.